Julia Barr will return for the “All My Children” Internet revival, Online Network and Prospect Park announced in a press release dated Feb. 22.
Two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Barr, who portrayed Brooke English Cudahy Chandler Martin Grey Chandler, was last seen on the “All My Children” finale on ABC in September 2011. Julia Barr returned one last time to say good bye to the 41-year-old soap opera as it made its exit from network television.
Brooke English, niece of Phoebe Tyler, blew into town in 1976 and was portrayed by Elissa Leeds. Julia Barr stepped in and portrayed the character, arch rival to the venerable Erica Kane. Barr’s Brooke English stayed around Pine Valley from 1976 until 1981, returning in 1982 and staying until 2006. Barr returned to celebrate “All My Children’s” fortieth anniversary on Jan. 5, 2010, then returned for three months from February 2010 until April 2010. Brooke’s return facilitated Adam Chandler’s, portrayed by movie and television veteran David Canary, exit from the show.
Also returning for the Internet revival of “All My Children” are:
- Cady McClain as Dixie Martin
- Jill Larson as Opal Cortlandt
- Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery
- Thorsten Kaye as Zach Slater
- Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angela Hubbard
- Darnell William as Jesse Hubbard
- Vincent Irizarry as Dr. David Hayward
- Lindsay Hartley as Cara Martin
- Jordi Vilasuso as Griffin Castillo
No word yet if the following “All My Children” favorites will return for the reboot but Online Network is expected to announce more casting details in the coming weeks:
- Susan Lucci as Erica Kane
- Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin
- Walt Willey as Jackson Montgomery
- Alicia Minshew as Kendall Hart Slater
David Canary, who portrayed both Adam and Stuart Chandler, retired in 2010. “AMC” killed off Stuart Chandler and Adam remarried Brooke English and the two left Pine Valley together to live happily ever after.